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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Age Collective

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Age Collective is a cross-sector partnership project that explores how museums could work more effectively with and for older audiences.

Led by the British Museum in partnership with Glasgow Museums, Manchester Museum and National Museums Northern Ireland, the project is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Age Collective aims

Listen to the voices of older adults

Explore the needs of diverse communities of older people and the varied provision for meeting these needs across the UK

Share good practice

Develop ideas to support museums across the UK to better cater for the older people within their localities in partnership with other organisations

Develop inter-disciplinary partnerships

Encourage social care, health and advice providers for older people to view museums as potential valuable partners

Formulate a shared action plan

Create a cross-sector network to drive change, with the aim of increasing opportunities and wellbeing for the diverse communities of older people in different parts of the UK

Research

Improve the work that we do; formulate new ways of collaborating with other sectors and disciplines to locate new areas for collaborative research

Reports from the project can be found at: http://www.ageofcreativity.co.uk/resources

For further information please contact communities@britishmuseum.org

Age Collective

Age Collective seminar discussing ways to support older people and their needs